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Learn how three experts are bringing the power of artificial intelligence to cloud computing

This time, it seems like it’s actually going to happen.<p>We’ve been hearing promises about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are going …

How the Best Leaders Constantly Keep Their Employees Engaged

How can you motivate and engage your office team? Learn the 5 ways to reinvigorate your employees.<p>In the film industry, when an actor's performance is not up to par, it is often blamed on the director. It isn't that the actor doesn't have responsibility for his own work, but rather the director is …

Why People With The Title "Thought Leader" Rarely Are

The term “thought leader” has spread through the business world like some un-killable virus wrecking the careers of the innocent and guilty alike. It’s time to put an end to this scourge.<p>If you have considered adding the term to your CV/resume, or your LinkedIn profile, just don’t. Really, don’t. …

This 1 Change in Mindset Is What Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

And it will change your life for the better<p>Here in America, we spend too much time focusing on other people. We look outside of ourselves and are constantly confronted with what we don't have, rather than maintaining an attitude of gratitude. Our obsessive observation of other people creates a …

9 Actions Successful Leaders Take Daily That Speak Louder Than Words

Leadership is not a pose or a title but the willingness to take responsibility and give credit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How can you spot a leader?<p>Is it because they have a nametag that proudly displays “Manager.” Are they the founder of a startup? A …

Self-improvement

A Manager's Guide to Delivering Bad News (Infographic)

If you have the right approach, breaking bad news doesn't have to be so daunting.<p>From giving someone negative feedback to letting an employee go -- whether you like it or not, as a business manager, you’re going to be the bearer of bad news at some point. Luckily, if you teach yourself the correct …

Infographics

The No. 1 Reason Intelligent People Make Bad Decisions

When I was a younger leader, I wanted to make every decision for my company. To me, being a leader was all about being <i>the</i> decision maker. Since those early days, I’ve definitely gotten older and, I believe, wiser, and that’s helped me realize that leadership is much more about empowering other …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Mistakes Smart People Never Make Twice

Emotionally intelligent people embrace mistakes for what they are—great opportunities to learn.<p>Everybody makes mistakes—that’s a given—but we don’t always learn from them. Sometimes we make the same mistakes over and over again, fail to make any real progress, and can’t figure out why.<p><b>“Mistakes are</b> …

Self-improvement

6 Keys To Giving Positive Feedback That Drives Better Results

A culture of recognition helps create a culture of continuous improvement<p>If you want to create a culture of continuous improvement, then create a culture of recognition. Everyone wants to come to work to do a good job, very few people are just doing it for the money, and if we can find ways to …

5 Powerful Traits of the Most Influential Leaders

Put these habits in play to exercise influence like a boss.<p>We've all heard the John Maxwell saying "leadership is influence." Easier said than done, right? The real challenge is figuring out how to do it! Well, here's a clue: Get others to respond <i>emphatically</i> to your leadership. When you do, you're …

5 Ways Managers Can Totally Blow It With Employees

Want loyal followers? You'll really want to avoid these negative habits.<p>Have you noticed (I hope) how the best leaders have a keen sense of the things they need to avoid doing to keep leading at a high level?<p>Whether it's focusing less on themselves and putting the spotlight on their followers (what …

Google is turning Maps into a social platform

Google will sunset photo-sharing site Panoramio as it focuses on building out features in Google Maps, Digital Trends reports.<p>For context, Panoramio allows users to upload and share their photos by location on Google Maps and Google Earth. However, Google would like users to upload their photos …

Google Maps

Behavior Coaching in the Workplace -an explanation

<b>Some Key Points:</b><p>• Behavior-based (evidenced-based) coaching is a third wave psychological approach (looking forward and not backward) to achieving …

4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

A well-orchestrated team depends on everyone doing their job, at the time they are supposed to do it, yielding the results they are supposed to yield. Everyone likes to think they are accountable. Are they? As a leader, you need to ensure that your team actually is accountable.<p>What does …

How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

According to a recent Harvard Business Review Management Tip Of The Day: A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, perhaps more important, in bad.<p>I agree.<p>As a leader, how do you help your team deal with and move through a time of crisis? Before we go any further, …

Forrester's Top 15 Emerging Technologies To Watch, 2017 - 2021

• Salesforce’s Einstein is an example of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize CRM and customer-facing systems.<br>• Augmented reality has immediate implications for streamlining the Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) and Quote-To-Cash (QTC) strategies of many companies.<br>• 74% of B2B …

4 Types of Meetings You Need to Cancel Now

Holding a productive meeting is an art -- one few business leaders have mastered.<p>Holding a productive meeting is an art. Unfortunately, it's one few business leaders have mastered. Instead of thinking of team meetings as exciting brainstorming sessions or collaborative ways to solve problems, …

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life

10 Things You Should Do Every Day To Improve Your Life 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, …

Happiness

This Shortcut to Success Could Save You Decades

Surprisingly, very few people take advantage of it.<p><i>What's the most badass life hack? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brandon Lee, entrepreneur, investor, optimist, on Quora:</b><p>Hands down, it's</b> …

12 Things All Effective Leaders Do

You’re the boss. But that doesn’t have to be synonymous with <i>bad guy</i>—and it shouldn’t be, because horrible bosses aren’t the most effective ones.<p>You …

All Great Leaders Master These 6 Skills

Only a few are natural born leaders. For the rest that have to work at it, here is the best methodology.<p>Everyone wants to be a strong leader. And while the potential is undeniably there for most people, some simply do not know what skills they should focus on to be a top-end leader. They can …

Albert Einstein

The 1 Rule Every New CEO Should Follow

An inside look at what it's like to take over a massive, thriving business and, more important, what to do and what not to do first.<p>We (and when I say "we," I really mean I) talk a lot about the challenge of starting a company from scratch -- after all, that's what the vast majority of …

Business Strategy

Famifi

Episode 15: Vaping<p>Have More Meaningful Conversations With Your Kids.<p>We’ll send the low-down on the hot topics your kids are talking about to your …

What It Takes To Become A Future C-Level Leader

Cappelli and Hamori conducted research to understand the changing characteristics of executives from 1980 to 2001. In just roughly 20 years, a lot had changed in terms of what it took to get to the top of an organization. With the increased pace of innovation, the degree of technological change, …

Leadership

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Self-improvement

This Should Be Your Approach to Hiring

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

Your employees probably don't trust you — here's how to fix it

As a workplace leader, you have the responsibility to strive for the trust of your employees; that task comes with the territory.<p>After all, trust in senior leaders directly impacts employee attitudes toward the company and work, according to a study of 828 employees conducted by Globoforce, in May. …

Communicating Under Pressure: How Leaders Can Be Calm and Effective No Matter What

Effective communication fosters understanding, strengthens relationships, improves teamwork and builds trust.<p>Communicating under pressure is a critical leadership component learned very early on during Navy SEAL training. Without having the ability to maintain composure, thinking clearly, gather …

7 Things Really Successful People Never Do

We each create our own opportunities.<p>What differentiates those who are successful from those who are not? There are lots of ways to approach that question, but one of the most powerful is also one of the most simple.<p>It's a matter of habits. In business and in life, if you truly want to succeed, …